The unanimous decision of the court indicated Canadians can maintain an expectation of privacy regarding their IP address, and that police would typically require a warrant to obtain the address and location of an individual's computer.
The decision will likely affect police monitoring of the Internet for purposes of detecting crime and terrorism, and courts may be overwhelmed by police requests for warrants.
The court ruled on a case in which
The privacy Commissioner of
"This is a watershed moment for the right to privacy," the
The case is likely to be studied in other countries whose lawmakers seek to better define Internet and privacy rights.
Most Popular Stories
- 'Lucy's' Super Powers Tops 'Hercules' at Box Office
- The 2014 Fastest-Growing 100
- Vancrest Assisted Living Project to Add 20 Jobs
- Fighting Blocks Investigators, Police From MH17 Crash Site
- The Rise and Fall of Richard Alarcon
- VW Site Could Mean Another 2,000 Jobs for Chattanooga
- Ford Bumps Price of New F-150
- Insecticides Permeate U.S. Food, Water Supply
- Nissan Profits Rise on Growth in U.S., China
- U.N. Renews Demand for Gaza Cease-Fire